Q&A: George Cromwell Elementary Educator Susan Dodwell
In her third year at George Cromwell, Susan Dodwell talked to Patch about her job as a media specialist.
I stopped her to ask her Five Questions.
Glen Burnie Patch: How long have you been in education?
Susan Dodwell: I've been in education, off-and-on, for 25 years. I've been a media specialist for eight years and at George Cromwell for three.
Glen Burnie Patch: How did you decide to become a teacher?
Dodwell: I grew up thinking I'd be a teacher. I did a million things in between and came back to education. [I became a media specialist] because I like teaching children to be lifelong readers while wrapping it into technical skills because that's their life now.
Glen Burnie Patch: Why teach at the elementary level?
Dodwell: It never occurred to me to go to middle school or high school. I was always just better with little kids.
Glen Burnie Patch: Where did you go to college? What degree do you hold?
Dodwell: I went to Framingham College in New England [and have a degree in] education.
Glen Burnie Patch: What do you like to do in your free time?
Dodwell: I'm an avid reader. And I love to knit and to cook. I love to work with my hands. I spend time with my family and go to church. Just things that keep me grounded.